Oct 19, 2012

Power and privilege: the 25 ‘trophy’ boards high-flyers covet

What are the boardrooms Australia's corporate high-flyers most want to be in? The ones with perks where no experience is necessary -- but it's still hard work. Crikey names the most coveted.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

To the cynics, they’re the perfect bookend to a glittering corporate career; a feather in the cap of a business legend looking to cement their legacy with a late-life burst of benevolence.

The directors sitting on the nation’s not-for-profit “trophy boards” — the 25 or so mostly visual and performing arts jewels that any assiduous networker would give their unvested stock options to join — reads like a who’s who of ruling class gatekeepers.

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3 thoughts on “Power and privilege: the 25 ‘trophy’ boards high-flyers covet

  1. Marcus Ogden

    Please tell me the former president of the NGV board of trustees was not called Rich Lister.

  2. Frank Birchall

    Sorry, but a boring article about (largely) boring people.

  3. Paul Butler

    No, Marcus. Allan Myers is the rich lister QC (should’ve not been capitalised).

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